From the store beloved for itsbiscuits, teas and other finest of fine foodstuffs comes a new foray intothe world of epicurean delights: Fortnum & Mason’s pop-up bakery. Starting on Monday January 28, the initiative pays homage to home baking with a 10-week celebration of delicious, decadent baked goods, courtesy of a series ofBritain’s best chefs and restaurateurs, including Mark Hix (second from left in second picture) and Paul Hollywood.
In addition to enjoying brownies,artisanal breads and other assorted sweet treats, patrons of the British Bakery will be able to participate in cookery classes and hands-ondemonstrations, from crafting the perfect crusty loaf to making celebratorycakes. Alongside a fixed line-up of baking stars – such as Sayit with Cake author Edd Kimber (far left in second picture) and Stacie Stewart, the MasterCheffinalist and judge on forthcoming ITV cookery show Food GloriousFood – others will pop by to share theirsweet and savoury recipes. First up will be a three-course chef’s dinnerhosted by Lorraine Pascale on Wednesday January 30 (£50 per person), which will showcase herfavourite dishes. Mary Berry and Lucy Young, authors of the upcoming MaryBerry at Home, will attend an afternoon tea in Fortnum’s Diamond JubileeTea Salon on Tuesday February 26 (£65 per person, including a signed book), while Rose Prince and son Jack of The Pocket Bakery (both on right in second picture) promise to provide yetmore delectable treats from March 11 to 24.
Not only a rather pleasant setting for tea and scones, this first-floor shop-within-a-shop will also provide theopportunity for foodies to stock up on everything from the best bakingingredients to kitchen utensils and cookbooks.
All in all, a rather deliciousidea.